Glimpses of grace seen in the everyday

Responding to love

Jesus gave it all!  He had no possessions to bequeath his followers, but He gave His body, His blood!  And eternal life, blessing, and access to the Father!  It cost Him his life.  It was pure, unselfish love.

But what was the disciples’ response every time Jesus spoke of his impending death for them?  To argue about who of them was the greatest!  Sad smile  Why?  When Jesus prayed (John 17) for His followers, his #1 concern was that they be united in love for one another.

Fast-forward.  God is doing amazing things in the world, and more to come.  What are we Christians doing?  Are we jealously guarding our turf, competing for top ratings?  Are we being picky and in-fighting, majoring on “minors”?  Or are we focusing on God’s priorities of loving one another and taking His love and truth to the world?


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